After graduating high school at the age of 14, Darion immediately started his career in the world of video games and never looked back. Now 23 years later, Darion has produced and directed some of the biggest video games in the industry across console, mobile, and social. Some of his most successful projects include Pac-Man with Bandai Namco, Midnight Club and Red Dead Revolver for Rockstar Games; Medal of Honor: Airborne, Simpsons: Tapped Out, NBA Jam, Monopoly and Tiger Woods Golf for Electronic Arts; and the massive hit, “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” for Activision. He’s had 10 #1 mobile games and 14 Top 5 console games in the video game space, and massive hits on the casino floor. His games are responsible for over $6B in revenue.
As Chief Marketing Officer for Gamblit Gaming, Darion oversees the publishing, licensing, strategy, partnerships, marketing, PR, product launches, and revenue for casual games with real money wagering for casinos. Gamblit, based in Glendale CA, is leading the charge in bringing hit video games to the casino floor, opening the door to millions of customers not currently engaging in wagering games.
Darion has been working with AAA licensed IP throughout most of his career, both as a licensor and licensee representing brands like Cristiano Ronaldo (#1 athlete globally on social media). Darion has been featured and interviewed on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, shows like Daily Show and CBS This Morning, and numerous magazines and outlets like Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, IGN, Kotaku, Polygon, Destructoid, Us Weekly, Economist, Popular Science, Associated Press, Yahoo, Pink Is The New Blog, Inverse, and Gamasutra.
He was also voted a 40 Under 40 in 2016 by the leaders of the casino industry, and a 2017 Techweek Leader of LA.